DO YOUR MATH!
We are doing our best to keep classes moving on time, but there are some easy things we can all do to get us done and out in time. When we are taking scores at the WhiteBoard, please know your numbers! Especially as classes get bigger and we have a lot of data to capture it means a LOT if you don’t have to do math or count plates in your head when we’re inputting weights or times.
We know (trust me, we know!) that it’s hard to remember things after you are exhausted and laying on the floor, but take a moment and count your barbell weights. Men’s bars are 45lbs, women’s bars are 35lbs and the training bars are 15lbs. When we ask for the weight you used, give us the TOTAL weight. Saying “I used the small bar with a ten and a 2.5lb on each side” makes it hard for the coach to move quickly through the group. The small bar with 12.5 lbs on each side is a 40lb bar (12.5 plates + 12.5 plates + 15lb bar. The total number (40lb) is what we need!
There are lots of things you can do to help yourself remember “data”. Keep your phone nearby and take a pic of your barbell. Or grab one of the small white boards and a marker and write down your time and weight as soon as you are done so you don’t forget it. And don’t be ashamed to bust out your calculator app to add everything up… we’ve all been there.
We know it sounds silly, but little things like this make a big difference for us!